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BUNNY ‘STRIKER’ LEE lines up Jazz Café birthday show

The Jazz Café in London will host a night of enjoyment and celebration to honour the legendary Jamaican producer BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE.

Top reggae stars will pay homage to the great man who was so influential in the development of Jamaican music.

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Reggae, ska and dub shows coming up at the Jazz Café

The Jazz Café has announced an impressive line-up of reggae, ska and dub shows at the famous North London venue over the coming months.

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Jazz Café to host BUNNY LEE birthday party

The legendary BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE will be heading to London’s Jazz Café next month to celebrate his 72nd birthday where he'll be joined by artists such as DENNIS ALCAPONE, DAVE BARKER and WINSTON REEDY.

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BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS honoured in London with ‘blue plaque’

The BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS blue plaque unveiling ceremony finally took place on Saturday (8 September) in Neasden, North West London.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said how symbolic the ceremony was in recognising the African-Caribbean contribution to the economy. Michael Adeyeye, the mayor of Brent, added that he considered it an honour to be presiding over such a momentous event.

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DAVE BARKER interviewed on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC 6 Music show

Dave “Double Barrel” Barker, of DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS fame, joined radio DJ Mark Radcliffe on Monday to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence.

The long interview included him playing classic track “Monkey Spanner” alongside “I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down” from the new PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS album Two Tone Gone Ska.

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DANDY LIVINGSTONE hit with food poisoning: pulls out of 40yr comeback show

Jamaican reggae legend DANDY LIVINGSTONE was struck down with food poisoning last night forcing him to pull out of his 40-year comeback show at the London International Ska Festival.

The "Rudy A Message To You" singer was taken ill, however his no-show was announced just 25 minutes before the 10pm curfew at the Islington Academy.

According to the DJ that had to make the onstage announcement,  an "official announcement" will be made today.

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London gets ready for International Ska Festival 2012: DANDY LIVINGSTONE comeback show!

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital this weekend and features 40 top ska acts from around the world.

Among the many highlights of the bank holiday weekend (3-6 May), DANDY LIVINGSTONE is set to play his world exclusive comeback show after 40 years on 4 May at the O2 Academy Islington.

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DAVE BARKER added to London International Ska Fest 2012 line-up

The London International Ska Festival has revealed the latest addition to the 2012 line-up: reggae legend DAVE BARKER, the voice of DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS.

After reuniting with Collins to perform at last year’s festival with THE CAROLOREGIANS, Barker has agreed to perform for the second year running with the PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS.

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